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Old 07-30-2008, 05:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just got a Blackberry 7100t a few weeks ago on ebay and I charged it today because it was on 75% and it was sitting there for 3 hours and I finally went into status and it was still on 85%. So, I said I will give it another hour and it was still on 85%. For a second, I thought my battery finally gave up. But, I just plugged it into my computer via USB and it went up to 90% in 3 minutes. Is it my charger?
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Old 07-30-2008, 05:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Could be your charger, yea.

Sounds like a very slow trickle charge. Is that a wall outlet charger?
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Thanks for the quick reply! It is a wall charger. I am guessing it is generic. Or, it could be OEM. It is still on 90%. How many minutes until it should be at 100%? Should I take it off the charger and ware down the battery, then plug it in and try it again?
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Sorry to reply back again. It is still at 90%. Is this normal?
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What type if battery does it use. Unlike the older batteries, the newer LiIon batteries don't have a memory so a good discharge won't help them. Either as JS agreed your charger is bad and is not fully charging or your battery is bad and not taking a full charge any more. I had my Curve plugged into the computer for about 30 minutes and went from about 75% to full.
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I think it is an older battery. It is black and I was looking at the newer batteries and they are blue. Is there any other way to test if it is a bad battery or not?
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I just unplugged it and took out the battery and put it back in again and it is at 95% now. Weird... I think I may unplug it and use it for a while and if the battery drains quickly that means it is the battery.
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oh, read this for some charging tips:
Battery Use Tips for your Maximum Battery Life | BlackBerryNews.com
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Thanks! Well, at least it is only $11 for a new battery with shipping. It is weird, I charged it up about 2 weeks ago and saw no problems.
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I just thought of something. Today, I had to bring my Blackberry somewhere and it was still charging, I unplugged it and when I got home I plugged it back in again. Could that have done it?
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I had a bad charger on my 8700 a couple of years ago.
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I have been having trouble, my battery will say 95% and about a few hours later it dies on me and then the hour glass pops up. Could it be the battery / or the charger? Maybe both?
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Could be many things.

What is your file free at Options > Status?
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